words by tom johnson
New to Paul Epworth’s much feted Wolf Tone label, home to the big hitters such as The Horrors and Glass Animals, ‘Bending Back’ is the captivating debut single from Art School Girlfriend, an alluring new project from the Wrexham-born, Margate-raised artist who immediately catches the ear with the brooding new track which you can check out below right now.
Perhaps even more alluring thanks to the breathing space that is gifted upon the track, “Bending Back” always threatens to break out in to something more hedonistic but endears itself further by never doing so, by keeping little fragments hidden from view and saved for tantalising imagination only. Melding sleek instrumentation – all bending bass lines and shuffling percussion – with a vocal that adds to that somewhat measured level of detachment that’s accentuated by the above vision, steely and quietly scintillating in equal measure.
The full Measures EP is out on 29th September, via Wolf Tone. Check out “Bending Back” below right now.